Amron Boy sets Silver Chief alight

Superstar sprinter Amron Boy put a frustrating fortnight behind him on Saturday night with a sensational near-record performance in the heats of the Group 1 Sportsbet Silver Chief (525m) at The Meadows. Amron Boy, trained by Brooke Ennis, had been beaten by agonisingly narrow margins at his previous two starts at Sandown Park, in a G1 Melbourne Cup heat (half-head by Titan Blazer) and the Sportsbet Showdown ‘match race’ against Wow She’s Fast (head). But the Victorian powerhouse will now take aim at an overdue feature race breakthrough in next…

Green Light On | Episode 89 – Silver Chief Heats plus Anthony Azzopardi

In this edition of Green Light On, James Van de Maat previews Saturday night’s Premier Racing at The Meadows, which is highlighted by eight heats of the Group 1 Sportsbet Silver Chief. James also catches up with leading trainer Anthony Azzopardi. greyhoundracingvic · Green Light On – Episode 89 – Silver Chief Heats and Anthony Azzopardi Don’t forget, you can listen to Green Light On every Thursday and Saturday on your favourite podcast app.

Mallia’s ‘Quest’ for Sale Cup

Michelle Mallia will have one eye on the fast approaching Group 1 Sale Cup when Aston Velvet and Fernando’s Quest contest Sunday evening’s heats of the Rotti Security Distance Championship over the 650m Cup course. Mallia shapes as a key player in both heats, courtesy of Fernando’s Quest (heat 1, box 3), a flying last start winner over 515m at Sandown Park on Melbourne Cup night, and recent G1 Hume Cup heroine Aston Velvet (heat 2, box 8). Form expert The Watchdog has rated both favourites, Fernando’ Quest at $2.70…

Yay, Yachi!

He was the ‘talk of the town’ after his mind-boggling come-from-behind victory in the $650,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Sportsbet Melbourne Cup at Sandown Park last Saturday night. But the ‘greyhound on everyone’s lips’, Yachi Bale, is quickly seeking more G1 glory. His career is only 22 starts ‘long’ – producing nine wins, including his past three – but the Mark Delbridge-trained powerhouse is on a history-making course. And he’s back against his own ‘age group’ contesting the prestigious all-male Sportsbet Silver Chief series (525m). Yachi Bale (Box 7) is engaged…

The Stir Up featuring Rejuvenate, Yachi Bale and Amron Boy

GRV’s Peter Quilty, Gerard Guthrie and Trent Langskaill provide their thoughts on some of the star greyhounds racing in Victoria.   Keep an eye on these, they are worth saving in your WatchDog Blackbook!   Quilts  Fellas, we’ve been able to soak up an outstanding Melbourne Cup night, and now we’re ready for eight terrific heats of the Group 1 Sportsbet Silver Chief at The Meadows. Gerard  The first heat looks extremely competitive with Group 3 Great Chase finalists Mepunga Raider and Elite Alex up against Amron Dan and Die…

Cup hero’s Classic quest

One week after his Melbourne Cup heroics, Yachi Bale will return to the spotlight at The Meadows on Saturday night as the star attraction in the heats of the Group 1 Sportsbet Silver Chief (525m). Yachi Bale handed trainer Mark Delbridge and wife Lisa their greatest moment in greyhound racing when storming to victory in the G1 Melbourne Cup Final at Sandown Park last Saturday. But while Yachi Bale is “as good as gold” after his stunning come-from-behind Cup triumph, it was a harsh welcome back to reality for ‘Team…

Shane O’ConnelI appointed as GRV’s General Manager, Integrity

Shane O’Connell has been appointed as Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) General Manager, Integrity. Shane will take responsibility for GRV’s Greyhound Racing Integrity Unit (GRIU), and in doing so will lead the development of general operational policies, processes, and programs as part of GRV’s Leadership Team and serve as GRV’s representative on the Racing Analytical Services Limited Board. “He brings a wealth of experience in investigation, team management and strategic analysis and planning to this key role,” GRV CEO Stuart Laing said. “Shane served for more than three decades with Victoria…

Dogs to follow – Tinker Fran, Yamasaki Bale and Every Four Years

Form expert Dale Code has picked out a selection of greyhounds to follow from around Victoria. You may even want to add them to your Blackbook account. TINKER FRAN (Rug 9) Breeding: May ’20 Kiowa Mon Manny x Dyna PeanutTrainer: Correy Grenfell, AnakieRecord: 21 starts 3-5-3 Dale says: I love the way Correy and Samantha Grenfell have been slowly stepping Tinker Fran up in distance from her very first start over 390m at Ballarat to a heat of the Group 1 Bold Trease over 715m at Sandown Park two runs back…

Delbridges’ Dream Cup victory

Mark and Lisa Delbridge celebrated their greatest moment in greyhound racing when powerhouse youngster Yachi Bale was a barnstorming winner of the $1 million Group 1 Sportsbet Melbourne Cup Final (515m) at Sandown Park on Saturday night. Yachi Bale, the ‘baby’ of the Melbourne Cup field, was the Delbridges’ first Cup finalist and he produced an unbelievable finishing burst to claim the $650,000 winner’s purse. Yachi Bale sprouted wings in the home straight to defeat Fernando Mick, denying David Geall a third Melbourne Cup victory in five years, and favourite…